Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Collaborative Studentships

Swansea University

Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study, available to start in October 2018. These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaison with a non-academic organisation, often at many key stages of the research programme. The following collaborative studentships are available:

  • Bilingualism pathway in collaboration with Welsh Government: ‘Strategic bilingualism: identifying optimal context for Welsh as a second language in the curriculum’ (working title)
  • Data Science, Health & Wellbeing pathway in collaboration with Health and Care Research Wales: ‘Estimating the social care needs of looked after children and those at risk of being in care: Utilising anonymised linked data (Escalate)’ (working title)
  • Digital Economy & Society pathway in collaboration with Health and Care Research Wales: ‘Understanding and predicting falls of people with dementia’ (working title)‌
  • Human Geography pathway in collaboration with Brecon Beacons National Park, Natural Resources Wales, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Forestry Commission England and Welsh Water: ‘Vegetation Fires and their Management: from Perceptions to Policy’ (working title)
  • Sport & Exercise Science pathway in collaboration with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit: ‘Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Sport: The Role of Parents’ (working title)

Find out more button: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/various-subject-areas-esrc-wales-dtp-collaborative-studentships.php?utm_source=jobs.ac.uk&utm_medium=ESRC%20DTP%20collab&utm_campaign=1.%09SRO%20Postgraduate%20Scholarships&utm_content=Dec%202017

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training master’s followed by three years of full-time doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria
ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training master's degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.

Studentship awards commence in October 2018 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18 for full-time students, updated each year) and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, oversea institutional visits and other small grants.

A ‘1+3’ studentship provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a research training Master's in the 1st year, followed by 3 years research funding for a PhD. A ‘+3’ studentship provides funding for the three years PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent).

How to Apply
The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place in March 2018. After interview, a final shortlist of applicants will be put forward to a Panel convened by the ESRC Wales DTP Management Group at which final decisions with regard to studentship awards will be made. In most cases, successful applicants can expect to hear by mid-April 2018.

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